Next Financial miss-selling crisis? Future of Fund Management. Why most fund managers I talk to do not recommend their own retail actively managed funds. Impact on Future of Banking and Pension Funds. Fund Management Keynote Speaker

Video from 2010 but JUST as urgent and relevant today.

Fund management really matters - as vital to society as hospitals and schools because it protects the wealth of us all as pensioners. For many years, I have given keynotes on global investment trends to Fund Managers from across the world.  I have had over $1 trillion of funds under management of a single audience. But here is a shocking fact. A significant proportion of fund managers (usually the great majority) at events I have spoken at over the last few years lack confidence in their own actively managed investment funds.  For example, most tell me (straw polling during presentations) that they do not recommend their own products to friends and family, and do not commit their own wealth into their own funds unless they need to as part of the job. If fund managers do not believe they are adding value, it becomes a serious ethical issue if those retail funds continue to be actively marketed.  Life is too short to sell things you don’t believe in. So what is the future of actively managed funds?...

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With 3bn accounts hacked in just one company, cyberattacks are greatest risk to large business, nations and wider world - The Truth about Cybersecurity and what to do about it - keynote speaker

What happens when you combine Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Cloud Computing, to the world of banking, telcos, mobile devices and personal computers? 

The answer is the you get the biggest target for criminals that the world has ever seen - all waiting online to be attached and exploited in a billion different ways using little more than a couple of computers, owned by very smart geeks. Never in human history has it been possible for one person, sitting in a bedroom at home in a distant land, to create such havoc and chaos, to seize such power.  So what do we do about it?

Cyber-crime will be one of the greatest threats to our world over the next 50 years, and far beyond, into centuries to come.  There is no way back from such a future, except by dismantling all the global e-systems that link us increasingly together. (Extract from book The Future of Almost Everything by Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon.)

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The Truth about Marketing - why most marketing directors hate marketing and how to create magic for customers - marketing keynote interview

Interview on marketing trends, with Patrick Dixon, Futurist - following keynote on the future of marketing at the Swiss Marketing Forum.

It is shocking how many marketing directors tell me in my marketing trends keynotes that they really hate marketing.  They really find most marketing campaigns irritating - when they are on the receiving end.

Almost all hands go up around the audience at large marketing events in every nation when I ask a simple question:

"Put up your hands if you hate marketing - you hate being marketed at.  You hate SMS campaigns directed at your phone.  You get irritated by YouTube adverts that last more than 5 seconds, and so on."

Mystery shopping is a great reality check, a wake up call for many marketing directors and customer experience teams. Pretend to be one of your own customers. Watch, listen, experience.

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Future of Travel, Tourism, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Hotels - travel industry keynote speaker for American Express

Here is a video of the keynote I gave on the future of travel for American Express in Moscow.  I gave a keynote on the same topic a couple of years earlier and the audience loved it so much that they asked me to return.

To make the point that video conferencing is a terrible experience compared to breathing the same air, being in the same room, they asked me to start my keynote by video link, from another room, and then walk right onto the platform, when talking about video calls and their impact on business travel.

So I recommend that you start the video around 2 minutes in - and enjoy your journey into the future....

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How to repair human organs, build new organs and regenerate your brain, liver, kidney, spinal cord and retina. Why stem cells will change our lives - future of health care

JUST AS I PREDICTED - 14 years ago in the video above.  We are now curing blindness in humans, using their own stem cells.

Stem cells are primitive cells which have the capacity to grow into many different types of organs. We now know that whenever an organ in your body is injured, these special cells are released by the bone marrow into the blood, which automatically search out areas of damage. 

The cells migrate to where they are most needed, and help in repairs.  In most cases we think the way they do this is by producing special chemicals such as cytokines, and other proteins or fats, which stimulate local regeneration.

The good news is that doctors have decades of experience of using stem cells in health care, treating people with advanced leukaemia which is cancer of the bone marrow. And we can find stem cells in many different parts of the body.

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The TRUTH about the Global Economy, Wholesale Finance, Future Interest Rates, Real Estate Development and the Future of Banking - Keynote Speaker

We may debate the economics of the world over the last decade, which have been largely driven by growth in emerging markets (where 85% of humanity live), but the fact is that many corporations now have huge cash mountains and no idea what to do with it. Trillions of dollars of cash is sitting in bank accounts of large companies doing nothing at all - more than $2.3 trillion in large Japanese companies alone. $12 trillion was made available a few years ago by Central Banks to the largest banks in their own nations. $3.7 trillion was by the US Federal Reserve alone. In addition $10 trillion of government bonds were issued with negative rates of interest (see below). Yet despite all this, many banks have refused to take cash offered by governments to help stimulate their economies, even when they are effectively fined by Central Banks for doing so...

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The truth about future health: why many health costs will fall dramatically, yet care budgets will soar. Impact on society, budgets, pharma, biotech, medtech, hospitals and home care - keynote speaker on health trends

Expect more health care innovation from 2045 - 2050 than in all human history

As a physician and a Futurist, I work with many of of the world's largest Pharma and MedTech companies, helping them develop next-generation treatments to improve human health and wellbeing.

Health care knowledge is doubling every 24 months, so we will know 32,000 times in 2048 than today more about how the human body works, why disease happens, how to detect early disease, how to treat illness effectively, and how to promote health. The growth of medical knowledge shows no signs of slowing down, indeed it is accelerating.

Take for example the Human Genome Project. Back in 2001 it cost around $800m to decode or sequence most of the genetic code of just one human being. By 2006, the cost per genome sequence had already fallen to around $300,000.

Today, the same can be achieved for around $1000, using Illumina’s highest-end products, including reagents and an appropriate contribution to the capital cost of its machines. For example, the NovaSeq 6000 machine costs around $1m to buy. So how will this technology and 100,000 other innovations change future health care??

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Shocking facts about your future - how 11 billion people will eat, sleep and breathe in our future world where 1% owns 65% of the wealth, 85% live in emerging markets, with new people movements and revolutionary forces

Unsustainable population growth

One billion children will become consumers in the next 15 years – the biggest jump in human history.

Today in Africa 350 million children see glimpses of your lifestyle and compare this to their own, surviving on less than $3 a day. Most of them will spend their entire adult lives living in cities, chasing dreams of wealth.

By 2025, most people on the planet will be in Asia.

85% of the world’s population will be living in emerging markets or today’s developing countries by then, mostly in cities.

Only 1 in 7 will be in today’s developed nations, driving less than 10% of the world’s economic growth.

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Truth about Robots - will robots destroy millions of jobs? What future for human beings at work? Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Keynote Speaker

Yesterday I shared a platform with a ROBOT to give a keynote (for EY / Ernst & Young) - as I do regularly....but I'm at no risk whatsoever of losing my job to the automaton.

I have worked with over 400 of the world's largest companies over the last few years, as a Futurist advisor / keynote speaker - and huge numbers of them are worried about robotics / AI / Artificial Intelligence. What does it mean for our business? Are we investing enough in Big Data analytics? How will competitors attack our markets using robotics and next-generation automation. How will Artificial Intelligence control our future?

At the same time, in the media everyday we see sensational headlines such as "Hundreds of millions of jobs will be lost to robots", suggesting that humankind will never be able to find enough work for tomorrow's people, because so many jobs will be done by machines....

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